Coronavirus Bulletin

Fact Check: No, America Wasn’t Heading Into a Recession Before Coronavirus

June 17, 2020 — Blog

America’s economic surge prior to the pandemic is a matter of historical record—and thanks in no small part to Republicans’ pro-growth agenda and tax reform. That’s precisely why Democrats have been denying the success. Just today, one Democrat claimed that America was “heading into a recession” before the pandemic, noting that our economy peaked before the lockdown according to a ...

Reed, Local Leaders Call Out Cuomo For Hoarding CARES Relief Funds to Child Care Facilities

June 16, 2020 — Blog

Despite receiving nearly $5.1 billion for New York state as part of the CARES Act, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has failed to distribute federal funds as Congress intended. The funds being withheld include $164 million in Child Care Development Block Grants and billions in direct aid for state and local governments. These funds were meant to be distributed to city, ...

Analysis: Democrats’ Proposed Tax Hikes Hurt Workers

June 15, 2020 — Blog

Despite continuing progress and a fragile economic recovery, Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden, have pledged to reverse critical parts of the 2017 GOP Tax Cuts. These tax hikes would hurt poor- and middle-class workers the most, according to multiple nonpartisan analyses. Tax reform provided a better path to recovery that should be replicated, not repealed, as America ...

Administration Boosts Health Care Funding to Help Children, Vulnerable Citizens

June 10, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

Key points:  -The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing billions more in Congressionally-directed Provider Relief funding toward providers who serve our most vulnerable Americans. -HHS said they expect to distribute nearly $15 billion this week toward providers, like those who serve patients who rely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program ...

Good News: Help for Patients to See Their Health-Care Providers for Non-COVID Treatments

June 10, 2020 — Blog

After months of restrictions in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have released two sets of guidance for patients and providers to help restore access to appropriate in-person care for those who have non-COVID-19 related needs. States across the country are beginning to reopen, with many states and municipalities entering a “phase ...